Growing for Wellbeing – Case Study – Alice

Every day evidence is mounting as to how truly wonderful gardening and growing your own produce can be for your physical and mental health.A recent study conducted by Bakker Spalding has found that 88% of people find that mental wellbeing is a key benefit for spending time in the garden. Government is finally beginning to … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing – Case Study – Alice

Sweet Cherry Tomatoes – Sow, Grow and Eat

Nearly everyone I know loves tomatoes, especially when they are homegrown and eaten straight off the vine midway through an afternoon of weeding or pruning on the plot. Are you the same? The first cherry tomatoes of the season always feel and taste like bon-bons from the corner shop to me – but this particular … Continue reading Sweet Cherry Tomatoes – Sow, Grow and Eat

Winter – Cool, Calm and not so Collected

Winter brought a sense of calm and completeness to the allotment, but Spring is nearly here. I can feel the excitement brewing. These quieter few months on the plot have given me time to recharge the batteries, focus on the non-profit organisation and allow me to find new hobbies, such as knitting and hitting the … Continue reading Winter – Cool, Calm and not so Collected

HTA Marketing Forum 2018

HTA members can catch up with me at the HTA’s upcoming Marketing Forum event, which takes place on Wednesday, 17th October at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire. The event brings together expert speakers to share their knowledge on all things marketing within the garden industry. I will share my story of why I am starting the … Continue reading HTA Marketing Forum 2018

Glee 2018

I was very kindly invited to speak at Glee Birmingham as part of their seminar programme, which took place in September. The 3 day event is described as the UK’s most valuable garden and outdoor living trade show, showcasing the freshest and most exciting brands, amazing new products and inspiring garden retail insights. I utilised … Continue reading Glee 2018